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Fakemon


May I use your Fakemon?

Sorry, my Fakemon are not for use anymore in any sort of game. However, if you want to feature them in comics, fanfics, etc, then you may. Just please ask me permission first and give credit when you use them. Please note that I do not allow use of my Fakemon artworks under certain conditions.

The users listed below may continue using my permitted Fakemon for their use:
Chrunch, Midnitez-REMIX, PoLlOrOn, Yveltal81, Frozen-Echo, kent1399, Snivy101, KikuchiyoOrigins, Kyle-Dove

If I have forgotten you, please remind me.

Are you making a fangame/hack?

I am not making a fangame or hack. However, I am in the slow process of working on my region, tilesets, and sprites for use on an MMO where it will be playable! Things are going very, very slow so don't expect it to be ready soon.

Will you help me with my fangame/hack?

Sorry, I just do not have time to work on other fangames/hacks. I'm busy with my own personal projects.

Do you have any Fakemon tutorials?

The only tutorial I have is on cooring and shading in my style. You can find that tutorial here. I don't plan on making a tutorial on creating Fakemon at this time.

What inspired you to create Fakemon?

Ever since I was little, I always wanted to make my own Pokémon (Haven't we all?). So I began drawing some but I sucked. I found inspiration to keep on drawing. One of my main inspirations was PokePages (formerly MagesPages) who was like the Fakemon God when I first joined DeviantArt back in 2006. When he faved one of my artworks, I freaked and I knew I had to keep going on and making more Fakemon. Now look where I am. All my watchers and supporters keep me going. They are my inspiration.

How do you come up with your Fakemon designs?

Usually I envision it in my head first, taking some inspiration from other monster designs from many varied games. Then I try to envision it how the Pokemon designers would design them. Studying a lot of the official Pokémon designs helps. I make sure it's not too complex. Be creative, be unique. Try to think of designs no one has ever done. You would also have to think of a great concept. Let's say you want to make a Fakemon based on a dog, very basic but a bit boring. Think of a purpose for its design. Let's say you want it to be some sort of lifeguard. Then you would probably make its collar an inflatable or maybe even inflatables around its arms/legs. And maybe add a special touch like the nose area could be white, like the stereotypical lifeguards having sunscreen on their nose. Something like that. Play around with your ideas until you are satisfied. Just have fun with it!




Art and Drawing


What tablet do you use?

I currently use a Wacom Intuos Pro.

What size canvas do you use?

I usually work on a 3000x3000 pixel canvas at 300 dpi for my Fakemon. I don't use the entire canvas. Normally for small Fakemon, I fit them around 2000x2000. More medium-sized Fakemon, I work in 2500x2500. And for larger Fakemon, it's 3000x3000. For other artworks, I usually work on the same size canvas or larger depending on what I wanna draw.

What programs do you use?

For drawing I use Paint Tool SAI and I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for spriting and graphics.

How long have you been drawing?

I've been drawing since a very young age. I was about 4 when I began drawing. I first drew lots of dinosaurs because I was such a huge fan of them since Jurassic Park. I still love dinosaurs to this day.

Can you do an art trade/collab with me?

It depends if I'm busy or not and usually I only do art trades and collabs with people I know.

Did you take any art classes?

Yeah, I guess. Just art electives throughout intermediate and high school. In 5th grade, I used to go to my art teacher's studio with other classmates after school to paint and work on art. Anyways, yeah the art classes in school are the only art classes I took.

Will you draw something for me?

Sorry, I don't do requests. If you are interested in commissions, please check out the information page regarding my commissions here.

Will you teach me how to draw?

I don't have time to teach but I can give some tips. Just practice a lot! Practice makes better. Do lots of drawing exercises like drawing from a referenced photograph, drawing still life, etc. Remember, practice takes patience so take your time. It's okay to be frustrated. Keep on practicing, it'll payoff in the future I'm sure.

How long does it take to finish an artwork?

For my Fakemon, usually about half an hour, more or less. For my other works, it depends. Usually it takes about 3-5 days for like characters and such (depending how motivated I am, haha). But a full on artwork with scenery and such could take several days to maybe weeks.




General


Where are you from?

I'm from Maui, Hawaii. Born and raised here my whole life. I would love to travel and live in other places for a while.

What ethnicity are you?

I am Filipino with a small pinch of Hispanic. Though I'm not really too sure about it and I want to take a DNA test.
Are you currently going to school?

No. I dropped out of high school. I plan to get my GED but that's not urgent to me at this moment. I do would like to go to some art school but I just hate school so much, haha.

Do you speak any foreign languages?

I took French 1 and 2 in high school. I used to know a lot but slowly forgot most of what I learned. Right now I'm interested in learning Korean. 개새끼.



Contact


If you are interested in contacting me regarding a business inquiry, please email me at zerudez@gmail.com


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:iconrodryke:
Rodryke Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2017  New Deviant
Please , Zerudez,you have to send your water starter Watuber evo line directly to Game Freak, they might include it in future generations after pokemon ultra sun and moon, please you have to,  those pokemon starters were amazing, so keep doing theese amazings starters with characteristics like you did a bear based on a boxer, you should do the same for fire and grass fakemon starters that u will do that is if you didnt . you can even mAKE a fan game with this, well as long as all the fakemon have animations. people can steal ur ideas, ur fakemon and they will benefit it on their own projects, ur design looks amazing but try to make starters for fire and grass type on this genre. or just send this to gamefreak or make a video including this and people may see ur fakemon that can transform into real pokemon, oh and dont forget that stealing someone]s pokemon design isnt really stealing, if you make a fakemon you must benefit it in a game, in a GAME other wise ur just making drawings for showoff, if you really are this amazing artist then let others use ur fakemon for the ones that can afford to put it in a game, if you draw a fakemon and not put it in a game, its worthless, if u let someone use ur fakemon for making fan games that u cant afford to do, then let someone use ur fakemon for fame, as long as they credit you or they y know, include a pedia of the region, and then can trivia that you are the creator of the watuber evoline oh and ur name would be a link. basically you are lucky, you got a brain with bright creativeness so u should use it for ur good or just send theese pictures to GameFreak.
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcoolplz:
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Zoleck Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Hi zerudez! I love your artworks, they are amazing! :D

Can I do the sprite of your design? I do not use it fangames or hacks, I'm doing a sprite challenge, one sprite per day in June and I will love drawing Carpover's sprite. 

If it is not possible, that's fine, I understand.
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although I did redesign Carpover for a commissioner, it's best to ask the person who owns the fakemon. But thanks for asking though!
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:iconzoleck:
Zoleck Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
I'm asking for your dex, Havai is your region right?

About Carpover, I already ask to BradSimonian and he was happy about that :) 
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I see, sure you can sprite whatever you want from my dex.
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:iconzoleck:
Zoleck Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Thanks zerudez!! I love your art (not only fakemons) :D
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Natureclaw Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  New Deviant
Hello? I'm working on a fakemon roleplay community on Google+ with several other individuals and I was wondering if it would be possible to use some of your artwork in the community as Pokemon present in the region. You will be credited of course. I love many of the designs of the Pokemon you made and would love to use some of them.
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing. Thanks for asking and I'll appreciate the credit!
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DarkySG Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So it's been five years and I don't know if you've updated this, but do you still use the Wacom Intuos Pro to draw your fakemon? If not, what, and if so, how does it hold up?
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I use the Intuos Pro and I love it. It works really well for me and what I do. I would recommend it.
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DarkySG Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you. Do you have the small, medium, or large?
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Large. It's perfect for my big hands :P
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:icondarkysg:
DarkySG Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Alright cool haha.
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SceptiX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student General Artist
"I'm from Maui, Hawaii"
You're from Alola then :'D  *runs away*
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peep911 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Some reason the "Where are you from?" part made me think of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme... "Maui, Hawaii born n' raised. -insert lyrics-"
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gojakobii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
learn how to speak furigana
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
learn to speak to your mother
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gojakobii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
you've clearly been neglecting your children too long to notice that i've been calling you to feed us your off brand ramen
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RGreywind Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Me with me team are making a fangame pokemon based of venezuela (our country haha) im still waiting you to accept my solicitude on your facebook group of fakemons :c i love to do it and i like to relationate with the best of the best
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have a Facebook. 
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:iconrgreywind:
RGreywind Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
oh i see :c
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Assassannerr Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just so you know... The only reason I asked for the rights to your Fakemon is for when someone uses your Fakemon illegally (Whether it be here on DA, or on another site like youtube, tumblr etc).

Having the rights to your fakes allows it so I can legally fill out a copyright claim without having to get you involved. I really don't have plans to use any of your fakes. I'm just doing my part in dealing with all the legal junk before it gets blown out of proportions.

Just so you know. ;)


Kinda just posting this comment so people will stop asking me to get permission from you to let them use your junk. Haha
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, haha. Thanks. That'll help a lot.
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Albond-Art Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
HALF AN HOUR to do a WHOLE POKEMON??? That is quite impressive, especially considering the quality of your artwork!
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:icontakai-of-the-fire:
Takai-of-the-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm also learning Korean. I've slacked on learning sadly ;3; 
But, it's nice to know more about you man :) 
And a lot of time has passed, and I"m sure to some, you're a Fakemon God now~ You inspire a lot of people, myself included P:
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SimplyPixelizing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the information!! Loved learning a bit about you. :heart:
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CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The inspiration of fakemons, we draw since we were young, haha. I did randomly on my diaries, you know, comics too! C:
Nice story!
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Kreaki Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh that's cool that you speak a little bite French! Sache que j'adore ton travail, et que j'ai hâte d'avoir des nouvelles à propos de ton projet de MMO! :D
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FakemonVEVO Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I started drawing fakemon, after seeing some art from your gallery and others! So thanks!
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good to know that :'D
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:iconxplayer1x:
xPlayer1x Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a question! Can I marry you and totally steal all your art talent behind your back




lol this joke is so bad
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure you can
:iconheplz:
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:iconteammagix:
teammagix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Zerudez,
I just wanted to say I love your work. I always end up looking through your gallery from time to time because it's amazing!
I have a question to ask you. What is your inspiration for making Fakemon or what is your "idea process" like? I've attempted to make Fakemon before, but my ideas were horrible and I was discouraged from continuing. I plan on restarting soon, but I would like to know how you came up with your Fakedex and if you have any tips for coming up with concepts that make sense and are original. 
Thanks!
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually I envision it in my head first, taking some inspiration from other monster designs from many varied games. Then I try to envision it how the Pokemon designers would design them. Studying a lot of the official Pokemon designs helps. I make sure it's not too complex. Be creative, be unique. Try to think of designs no one has ever done. You would also have to think of a great concept. Let's say you want to make a Fakemon based on a dog, very basic but a bit boring. Think of a purpose for its design. Let's say you want it to be some sort of lifeguard. Then you would probably make its collar an inflatable or maybe even inflatables around its arms/legs. And maybe add a special touch like the nose area could be white, like the stereotypical lifeguards having sunscreen on their nose. Something like that. Play around with your ideas until you are satisfied. Just have fun with it!
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:iconteammagix:
teammagix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
It seems that I'm putting much more stress into planning than I should be. 
This idea process takes a much more relaxing and free approach.
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Culzoni Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Hello Zerudez... I really like your fakemon... I'm a fan of Pokemon Reloaded, a latinoamerican fanmade game which use realtime battles (Not a time based battle like the original games) Actually the starters in the game are Riolu, Eevee and Pikachu but it could be possible to change it in the near future. In order to fo that the fans are going to make a contest to choose the new starters, if the creator authorize us . So...i was wondering if I could use wolflaze evolution line to present for the contest...Only the concepts will be use, we make the overworld sprites, I give you the credits .

PD: Sorry if my english isn't as good
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, no thank you.
Thanks for asking.
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:iconchikurui:
Chikurui Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay if we can do gijinkas of your fakemons? ;w;
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes! go ahead
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WolfryHedgies Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we at least make fan art?
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fanart is always welcome
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Sakura-iro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, how do you get such thin lines on your art? Is it like a vector layer or insane practice? ;u; Thanks!
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Yaidoos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
In the future i want to make my own show thats like pokemon and digimon. can i use your fakemon?Pikachu Loves It Plz Charmander la plz 
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, no thanks.
but thank you for asking.
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Yaidoos Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
sigh,ok thanks anywayGrump 
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:iconyaidoos:
Yaidoos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
how'd you get sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good dood?!
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Ponacho Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"I've been drawing since I was 4 years old. I was hooked on Jurassic Park so I only drew like dinosaurs because they're so cool. Still are. I also draw girls and boobies but my mom didn't mind... I was super young okay."
I love this <3 XD 
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:iconzerudez:
zerudez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha
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